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Bruce Yardley appointed Chief Geologist

Bruce Yardley (Leeds University) has been appointed Chief Geologist by The Radioactive Waste Management Directorate (RWMD) of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA).

Chartership news

Chartership Officer Bill Gaskarth reports on a projected new logo for use by CGeols, advice on applications and company training schemes

Climate Change Statement Addendum

The Society has published an addendum to 'Climate Change: Evidence from the Geological Record' (November 2010) taking account of new research

Cracking up in Lincolnshire

Oliver Pritchard, Stephen Hallett, and Timothy Farewell consider the role of soil science in maintaining the British 'evolved road'

Critical metals

Kathryn Goodenough* on a Society-sponsored hunt for the rare metals that underpin new technologies

Déja vu all over again

As Nina Morgan Discovers, the debate over HS2 is nothing new...

Done proud

Ted Nield hails the new refurbished Council Room as evidence that the Society is growing up

Earth Science Week 2014

Fellows - renew, vote for Council, and volunteer for Earth Science Week 2014!  Also - who is honoured in the Society's Awards and Medals 2014.

Fookes celebrated

Peter Fookes (Imperial College, London) celebrated at Society event in honour of Engineering Group Working Parties and their reports

Geology - poor relation?

When are University Earth Science departments going to shed their outmoded obsession with maths, physics and chemistry?

Nancy Tupholme

Nancy Tupholme, Librarian of the Society and the Royal Society, has died, reports Wendy Cawthorne.

Power, splendour and high camp

Ted Nield reviews the refurbishment of the Council Room, Burlington House

The Sir Archibald Geikie Archive at Haslemere Educational Museum

You can help the Haslemere Educational Museum to identify subjects in Sir Archibald Geikie's amazing field notebook sketches, writes John Betterton.

Top bananas

Who are the top 100 UK practising scientists?  The Science Council knows...

August 2018


Fuego caught on camera

Amy Whitchurch on the recent eruption of Fuego


Society News

Society News

Outputs from the Year of Resources, paperless billing and more



In Praise of The Regional Group

The highs and lows of Regional Group life



What is the thickness of Earth’s crust?

Andy Alvey, Alan Roberts and Nick Kusznir discuss a new global map of crustal thickness....


Citizen-centric risk communication

Anna Hicks and Jenni Barclay explore co-producing risk communication strategies....



Explosive relationship

Geologist and science writer Nina Morgan discusses a hot topic


Books & Arts

Books and Arts

Six new books reviewed by Emma Smith, Robert Anderson, David Dewhurst, David Edwards, Douglas Palmer and Brent Wilson



Robert Nathan Ginsburg 1925-2017

Carbonate sedimentologist who defined his profession and was one of the most influential thinkers in the field.


Walter Ziegler 1927-2017

Swiss petroleum geologist responsible for prospecting in Canada, Europe and Africa, and who became Foreign Secretary of the Society.